• WordNet 3.6
    • adj inhibitory restrictive of action "a repressive regime","an overly strict and inhibiting discipline"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Inhibitory Of or pertaining to, or producing, inhibition; consisting in inhibition; tending or serving to inhibit; as, the inhibitory action of the pneumogastric on the respiratory center. "I would not have you consider these criticisms as inhibitory ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • inhibitory Inhibiting or tending to inhibit; holding back; curbing, restraining, or repressing; checking or stopping.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Inhibitory prohibitory
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. inhibitorius,: cf. F. inhibitoire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. inhibēre, -hibitumin, in, habēre, to have.


In literature:

This direct inhibitory effect of the unequal distribution of wealth is seconded by an indirect effect tending to the same result.
"The Theory of the Leisure Class" by Thorstein Veblen
Then perhaps this inhibitory force would give way.
"Soul of a Bishop" by H. G. Wells
In health this inhibitory influence is protective and sustaining.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Their weak inhibitory power is thus strengthened with happy results all round.
"Epilepsy, Hysteria, and Neurasthenia" by Isaac G. Briggs
The relation of the will-power to the emotions is directly inhibitory.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XXVI., December, 1880." by Various
The inhibitory apparatus of the fetlock joint is materially reinforced by the proximal sesamoid bones.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
Volitional and inhibitory faculties largely developed; may be said to be a man of strong will-power end self-control.
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
Inhibitory suggestion, 155, 170.
"The Story of the Mind" by James Mark Baldwin
Sometimes it has an inhibitory power.
"Essay on the Creative Imagination" by Th. Ribot
There are fowls which possess neither the factor for pigment nor the inhibitory factor, which are in constitution ppii.
"Mendelism" by Reginald Crundall Punnett

In news:

Two studies have shown that vismodegib—a hedgehog pathway inhibitor—is effective against advanced forms of basal -cell carcinoma (BCC).
The most common sense challenge raised about these binocular by one scientist I spoke with was the whole issue of bypassing inhibitory reactions.
Macrophage inhibitory cytokine 1 (MIC 1) is thought to have immunomodulatory actions favouring fetal viability.
Inhibitory control can be boosted with a mild form of brain stimulation, according to a study published in the June 2011 issue of Neuroimage, Elsevier's Journal of Brain Function.
Unlike inhibitors where the inhibitory activity often abates when the drug is discontinued, recovery from induction may take several days following the withdrawal of the inducer .
Inhibitory control can be boosted with a mild form of brain stimulation , according to a study published in the June 2011 issue of Neuroimage, Elsevier's Journal of Brain Function.
The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute susceptible breakpoint set for ceftiofur against this organism is a minimal inhibitory concentration value of ?0.25 µg/ml.
A minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) susceptible breakpoint of ?0.25 µg/ml.

In science:

The competition among cells drive to replicate and inhibitory interactions, that are modeled by long range interaction among these cells.
Generalized exponential function and discrete growth models
Such generality is important for applications because the connection structure of many real-world networks is unidirectional and the influence of neighboring units can be excitatory or inhibitory, as in neuronal networks.
Synchronized chaos in networks of simple units
For example, when there are fast autocatalytic (self-reinfocing) effects and slow inhibitory effects, this may lead to pattern formation phenomena in space and time [63, 64].
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
The active cyclin-CDK complex phoshorylates key intracellular proteins which in turn initiate or control important cell cycle events. The kinase Wee1 suppresses the activity of the cyclin-CDK complex through inhibitory phosphorylation.
The p53-MDM2 network: from oscillations to apoptosis
The crosssection has been found to strongly depend on the rotational angular momentum, with an inhibitory effect predicted on J = 1 levels when the field increases.
Formation and interactions of cold and ultracold molecules: new challenges for interdisciplinary physics